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BVA Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff is made up of Division 1 and 2 College Coaches, former collegiate players, and top high school coaches committed to enhancing the game of volleyball. BVA is committed to hiring, training, and retaining the most experienced coaches in Western North Carolina. Our coaching staff is talented, dedicated, and committed to the development of our student- athletes.

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2017-2018 ELITE  TEAM COACHES

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2017-2018 REGIONAL TEAM COACHES

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COACHING STAFF 2017-2018 SEASON

FREDERICO SANTOS

Frederico is the Head Volleyball Coach at UNC Asheville (2011- present).  The former Bulldog assistant came back home in June of 2011 after serving as head coach at Barry University in Miami for three seasons. Santos coached with BVA from 2001-2008 & returned to BVA in 2011.
A native of Brazil, Santos has more than 20 years of international playing and coaching experience at all levels of the sport. He spent eight seasons at UNC Asheville, including the last three as associate head coach under former head coach Julie Torbett. Santos assisted in all phases of the Bulldog program, including recruiting, on-court coaching, travel and pre-game setup.

JEN PETERSON

Jen has coached with BVA for 16 Years, she has served as Athletic Director for 3 years & Assistant Director for the past 6 years.   Jen is currently the assistant coach at Mars Hill University. She is also the director of BVA’s Recreation League & she was the head volleyball coached at North Henderson High School from 2001-2006. Jen had an outstanding collegiate career at at UNC Asheville and earned All Conference, All Tournament and All Academic honors.

JAYE FLOOD

Jaye Flood brings over 35 years of volleyball experience to BVA. Coach Flood has an extensive resume; she was the head volleyball coach at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2003-2009. In 1993 she started USA South Volleyball (Naples, FL) & was the director until 2009. Coach Flood was the Assistant Volleyball coach at Western Michigan University (1982-84 & 1989-93) and also the former Head Volleyball coach at Elmhurst College (1986-88). Coach Flood has recently relocated to the Asheville area & BVA is happy to have her on board.

RHESA EDWARDS

Rhesa has a background in Business Management & Marketing. She has served as BVA’s Executive Director  & Director of the Jr Hi Neighbor Volleyball Tournament for 7 years. Rhesa played collegiate volleyball at the University of Montevallo in Alabama where she earned Freshman Player of the Year and First Team All- Conference honors. Rhesa coached for 3 years at Asheville High School (2011-2013)  and has coached with BVA for 10 years.

AMANDA SIMPKINS

Amanda has coached with BVA for 7 Years. This will be her 3rd year serving as Operations Director. She also directed the BVA Sand Volleyball League and coaches for our Recreational Program. She was the Erwin High School Head Coach from 2007-2014. Amanda played collegiate volleyball at Eastern Connecticut State University.

KRISTIN PEPPEL

Kristin has coached with BVA for 5 years. This is Kristin’s 3rd year serving as Co-Tournament Director of the Jr Hi Neighbor Volleyball Tournament. Kristin finished up her collegiate career at Florida Tech in Melbourne, FL; she was the starting middle blocker for the Panthers.  She was also the assistant coach at Florida Tech in 1998.  Kristin has over 12 years of club coaching experience in Florida and West Virginia; she also has two years of experience coaching high school.

NICOLE BAYER

Nicole played collegiate volleyball at Rutgers University, where she was the starting setter. She moved to Asheville last year after graduating with a degree in Nutritional Science with a minor of Professional Outreach and Development. She is originally from Ohio, where she played 7 years of club volleyball. Nicole is returning for her 3rd year coaching with BVA.

CORY GREEN

Cory has been the assistant varsity coach & JV coach at Carolina Day School for the past 5 seasons. Cory played high school volleyball at Barrington & collegiate volleyball at Wheaton College. He is a certified CAP I coach and is returning for his 3rd year with BVA.